Ben Stiller’s Mr Furious is a would-be superhero who gathers together a team of similarly underappreciated and downtrodden heroes to fight Geoffrey Rush’s crazed villain Casanova Frankenstein.
The cult classic performed poorly in the cinemas, but has been better appreciated in recent years for its impressive cast, which includes Tom Waits, Janeane Garofalo, Eddie Izzard, William H Macy and Hank Azaria.
Bob Burden’s oddball,
-inspired Flaming Carrot Comics, about a man who reads 5,000 comics in one sitting, goes mad and adopts the titular superhero persona. He was a sometime member of the blue collar team called the Mystery Men.
Faithful To The Source Material?
The film differs greatly from the comic, including the lamentable absence of the flaming carrot-headed star.